Civil Engineer Salary / Wage
Salary and wage information for civil engineers is compiled regularly by analysis of Australian jobs advertised in major publications. Salaries are annual unless otherwise stated.
The Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations Code (ANZSCO) for civil engineers is 233211, for geotechnical engineers is 233212, for structural engineers is 233214 and for transport engineers is 233215.
Job titles and exact tasks vary in this work and examples of some occupation titles are civil engineer, construction engineer, structural engineer, transportation engineer, geodetic engineer and hydraulics engineer.
These occupations are currently on the Australian Combined Skilled Occupation List, (Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List, MLTSSL).
The average weekly full-time ordinary earnings in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services in mid 2018 were $1,840, giving an annual income of approximately $95,680. This was almost unchanged compared to mid 2017.*
The 2018 Hudson Engineering Guide advises that a typical salary for a permanent junior civil engineer is $65 – $80 per hour. This reaches $80 – $140 per hour for a more experienced position.
Civil Engineering Salaries / Wages in 2018
|Job Title||Salary / Wage $||Location|
|Principal Civil Engineer||219,000 – 235,000||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Civil Engineer – Urban Development||92,000 – 108,000||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Professional Engineer – Design & Drainage||70,000 – 73,000||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Senior Civil Engineer||110,000 – 140,000||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Civil Engineer / Designer – Associated Civil – Buildings||80,000 – 120,000||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Senior Civil Engineer – Transport||100,000 – 140,000||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Civil Engineer||$50 per hour||Perth, Western Australia|
|Graduate Civil Engineer||60,000 – 70,000||Perth, Western Australia|
|Site Engineer – Civil Works||60,000 – 80,000||Canberra, ACT|
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